WHO, Partners Working To Provide Health Care, Immunizations To Rohingya Refugees In Bangladesh
Devex: In Bangladesh, WHO hurries to thwart possible Rohingya refugee disease outbreak
“…Over the past month, 440,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh from Myanmar’s Rakhine state amid an outbreak of brutal and targeted violence. The rapid increase in population coupled with low vaccination rates (many Rohingya had long been denied access to medical care in Rakhine) adds up to create a high risk of infectious disease outbreak. WHO has deployed 40 team members … to assess and scale up health services, and is doing its best to support existing overwhelmed medical facilities and complete a first-round measles vaccination campaign…” (Rogers, 9/26).